Monday, June 19, 2017

“Get Woke’ by Julie Parrish

“Get Woke’ by Julie Parrish

This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.
Artist’s Statement: 
The occurrence of the expression “Get Woke” is the concept of using social pressure to test complex cultural norms, systemic injustices, and the existing state of affairs. It refers to a person’s awareness of the current conditions of the world they inhabit. Questioning social norms requires an active process of abandoning social conditioning. True intellectualism requires a constant journey for knowledge and information. Getting woke and staying woke is understanding others’ experiencing and advocating global transformation and progression for all people.

Hear a message from Julie about her piece below:

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